US abortion rates rise among poor women but fall overallBMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3413 (Published 02 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3413
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- 1New York
Abortion rates declined 8% in the United States from 2000 to 2008 except among poor women—shows a study by the Guttmacher Institute, which advocates for sexual and reproductive health worldwide and conducts research.
Among women whose family incomes were below 100% of the federal poverty level—about $22 350 (£13 600; €15 500) for a family of four—the abortion rate increased 18% from 44.4 abortions per 1000 women aged 15-44 in 2000, to 52.2 in 2008.
The study, published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, uses data from the Institute’s 2008 …
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